General Flynn's real crime revealed

It seems, according, to Devin Nunes - who was on the Trump transition team - that Flynn was determined that there be significant downsizing and improved coordination and accountability of intelligence agencies. That seems to have set off the Deep State alarm bells - and put a target on Flynn's back.

As former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency Flynn would know more than a little about what was needed. Flynn had not won friends in the IC swamp when, in 2012, he went off-message in a report on the Middle East situation which (truthfully) included among its findings that the establishment of a “Salafist Principality” in Eastern Syria is “exactly” what the external powers supporting the opposition want (identified as “the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey”) in order to weaken the Assad government.

Talk about going off the reservation. Of course now it's general knowledge to anyone who cares to pay attention that our noble allies were supporting the Salafist jihadis all along, as were we - while at the same time proclaiming that our ME presence was all about combatting terrorism.

On a more cheerful note, Nunes says criminal referrals are in the works. Hopefully, a bunch of them.

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They don’t take kindly to efforts to trim their wings. Their stock in trade is clandestine manipulation, opinion shaping and nefarious enforcement actions; an entire sub government entity serving the interests of the controlling elite in a decidedly un-democratic power structure. They have no use for justice or serving any interests but their own. Our courts are impotent and ineffectual, our representatives are compromised and when the executive branch begins to push back on their overreach, bad things start happening.

“It’s a big fucking club, and we ain’t in it.” George Carlin

I am delighted that Bernie is rocking the boat, and at the same time terrified of the repercussions that will surely follow should he actually make it to the Oval Office.

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@ovals49

The forces of darkness have been getting more entrenched - with only the occasional setback pretty much my entire life and I'm on the north side of 65...

I am delighted that Bernie is rocking the boat, and at the same time terrified of the repercussions that will surely follow should he actually make it to the Oval Office.

Me, too - if he somehow makes it he should get Tulsi Gabbard, Jim Webb and Michael "I'd dump the Israeli's tomorrow" Scheuer to kick butt and take names and we might see progress made.

Good thing for Sanders that Tulsi is still in the race - could literally be life insurance for him.

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that illustrate the problem that ANY President has or will have with the power of the CIA (except Mayor Pete, who I suspect is the CIA's candidate).

Family of Secrets by Russ Baker.... basically about the Bush family, but the author found himself pulled into the issues of the CIA when researching for the book. Nixon was absolutely paranoid about the CIA because he knew what they were capable of. He was convinced that they were plotting to bring him down, and he could have been right. Jimmy Carter learned quickly when he tried to revamp the CIA who was really in charge.

The Devil's Chessboard by David Talbot.... the history of the CIA. Between these two books there is no doubt that the CIA takes out people, including Presidents who get in their way or even threaten to rein in their power.

So YES, Bernie could be in trouble, and maybe even before he enters the Oval Office.

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@Fishtroller 02
for "The Devil's Chessboard." It's first rate and much of the material was new to me (can't say that for more than few books on nat/sec, MIC, ...).

Can't second the rec for "Family Secrets." Too little hard evidence and too long and speculative.

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@Fishtroller 02 to illustrate just what we are up against. And I have never been able to look at Watergate in the same way after reading "Family of Secrets" in particular. While that author may have speculated a bit, do we really think our Deep State would not use the tools in their arsenal against even Nixon? I don't.

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Only a fool lets someone else tell him who his enemy is. Assata Shakur

@Fishtroller 02

recommendations - will try and check those out.

So YES, Bernie could be in trouble, and maybe even before he enters the Oval Office.

There is that - good thing that Tulsi is there as insurance - I'm sure the DS detests her as least as much as they do Bernie.

Hopefully, past is not prologue - but see my one and only DK diary "Bobby Kennedy Birthday Blues"

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that Bernie is well aware of the power of these non-elected bureaucrats? They are trying to box Bernie in to not talking to Russia.

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

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@Raggedy Ann
Max was on fire. It came up too late to put it in last night's EB, no doubt joe will link it tonight.

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@Azazello to this with Nina Turner and Brianna Joy Gray?

I love these two women!

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

has always been the target of the Deep State. I think they believe they can handle Donald Trump, or Barack Obama, or Marianne Williamson, or even Ralph Nader, sadly. But they can't control people like Flynn. Military leaders in opposition to the Deep State know more about the Deep State's crimes than politicians and members of Congress do. And they understand power, what it consists of and how it can be used. The one part of power they don't have access to is the mainstream media. So eliminating Flynn was tricky but manageable with Media complicity.

His message in the August 2012 Report warned of the disaster that has unfolded since then:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/defense-intelligence-agency-create-a-salaf...

R 050839Z AUG 12

THE GENERAL SITUATION:

A. INTERNALLY, EVENTS ARE TAKING A CLEAR SECTARIAN DIRECTION.

B. THE SALAFIST [sic], THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, AND AQI ARE THE MAJOR FORCES DRIVING THE INSURGENCY IN SYRIA.

C. THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY SUPPORT THE OPPOSITION; WHILE RUSSIA, CHINA AND IRAN SUPPORT THE REGIME.

3. (C) Al QAEDA – IRAQ (AQI):… B. AQI SUPPORTED THE SYRIAN OPPOSITION FROM THE BEGINNING, BOTH IDEOLOGICALLY AND THROUGH THE MEDIA…

4.D. THERE WAS A REGRESSION OF AQI IN THE WESTERN PROVINCES OF IRAQ DURING THE YEARS OF 2009 AND 2010; HOWEVER, AFTER THE RISE OF THE INSURGENCY IN SYRIA, THE RELIGIOUS AND TRIBAL POWERS IN THE REGIONS BEGAN TO SYMPATHIZE WITH THE SECTARIAN UPRISING. THIS (SYMPATHY) APPEARED IN FRIDAY PRAYER SERMONS, WHICH CALLED FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SUPPORT THE SUNNI’S [sic] IN SYRIA.

7. (C) THE FUTURE ASSUMPTIONS OF THE CRISIS:

A. THE REGIME WILL SURVIVE AND HAVE CONTROL OVER SYRIAN TERRITORY.

B. DEVELOPMENT OF THE CURRENT EVENTS INTO PROXY WAR: …OPPOSITION FORCES ARE TRYING TO CONTROL THE EASTERN AREAS (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), ADJACENT TO THE WESTERN IRAQI PROVINCES (MOSUL AND ANBAR), IN ADDITION TO NEIGHBORING TURKISH BORDERS. WESTERN COUNTRIES, THE GULF STATES AND TURKEY ARE SUPPORTING THESE EFFORTS. THIS HYPOTHESIS IS MOST LIKELY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DATA FROM RECENT EVENTS, WHICH WILL HELP PREPARE SAFE HAVENS UNDER INTERNATIONAL SHELTERING, SIMILAR TO WHAT TRANSPIRED IN LIBYA WHEN BENGHAZI WAS CHOSEN AS THE COMMAND CENTER OF THE TEMPORARY GOVERNMENT.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Screen-Shot-201...

DIA report pdf:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pg.-291-Pgs.-287...

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@Linda Wood
posting the whole document - he/they definitely called where things were heading and whose interests were being advanced. Talk about inconvenient truths..

Good points about who would be willing and able to take on the Deep State and survive, much less prevail.

I think Bernie would make the attempt, but am not so confident that he could pull it off - he has never had to run anything besides his senate office and campaign.

Jim Webb - who was my preferred candidate last time - would be ideal as would Tulsi G. But it really needs to be a movement rather than just getting the right individual in the White House.

For all his other shortcomings I'm gratified (if not overly hopeful about his prospects) that Trump is starting to fight back aggressively - he seems to be genuinely interested in investigating and exposing the corruption and abuse that's been going on these last decades.

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